📩 23/10/2023 10:43
The Viking ship Saga Farmann, which made a historic 93-day journey from Tonsberg, Norway, to Istanbul, is preparing to say goodbye to the Rahmi M. Koç Museum. The ship, which will leave the museum at the end of October, will sail to the Mediterranean after undergoing maintenance at Şehir Hatları Haliç Shipyard.
Rahmi M. Koç Museum sees off the Viking ship Saga Farman. The ship, which set off from Tønsberg, Norway, on April 29, traveled 100 kilometers through more than 3 canals and started to be exhibited in the museum on August 500 after reaching Istanbul.
The 20-meter Saga Farmann, an exact replica of the Viking sailboat thought to have been used as a cargo ship a thousand years ago, will be taken into service at the City Hatları Haliç Shipyard at the end of October.
The ship on which the modern Vikings made their historic 93-day sea voyage will sail to the Mediterranean after its operations at the shipyard.
The Yenikapı 9 merchant ship wreck replica, which was discovered on the land of Yenikapı (Thedosius) Harbor within the scope of the Istanbul University Yenikapı Shipwrecks Excavation and Conservation Project and belongs to the 12th century Eastern Roman Empire period, corresponds to the same period as the Viking ship Saga Farmann. Both boats, built in accordance with the techniques of the periods they represent and capable of navigating at sea, went down in history as they were found in the same environment and in the Golden Horn.